Diabetes Management During Pregnancy
If you have diabetes, or develop gestational diabetes during your pregnancy, you have special health concerns. In addition to the new demands that pregnancy puts on your body, you also have to carefully monitor and control your blood sugar levels and manage your diabetes medications.
EvergreenHealth's Diabetes Education & Nutrition Services offers a program to help you manage diabetes during your pregnancy and have a healthy baby.
About the program
Your first appointment will be 60 minutes, and you'll meet with both a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Diabetes Educator.
If you're not already using a blood glucose meter, we will provide one and teach you how to use it. If you are already using a meter, please bring the meter and your logbook to each appointment.
Your follow-up appointments will be 30 minutes, and take place every one-to-three weeks. We will check your weight, review your blood sugar history and work with you to make diet and lifestyle changes to keep your blood sugar levels in the correct range.
Should your diabetes need more intense monitoring, you will be referred to the Diabetes and Pregnancy program at EvergreenHealth Maternal-Fetal Medicine.
Make an appointment
- Check with your insurance provider to learn how much diabetes education coverage you may have available.
- Call 425-899-3008 to register. If you call outside of regular business hours, please leave a message and we will contact you.
- Get a referral from your provider prior to your appointment; we are happy to help with this when you call.
Please complete the Pre-visit Health Questionnaire and bring it with you to your first appointment.